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A: Andreaskyrkan, Högbergsgatan

by Lennart Börjeson, 80 meters away

Andreaskyrkan.

Andreaskyrkan, Högbergsgatan

B: Medborgarplatsen

by Lennart Börjeson, 80 meters away

Medborgarplatsen ligger väster om Götagan och mitt emot Björns trädgård och nära Fatbursparken. Här f...

Medborgarplatsen

C: Sagalova Fashion Show

by Jann Lipka, 110 meters away

Sagalova Fashion Show

D: Björns trädgård (Björn's Garden)

by Lennart Börjeson, 130 meters away

"Björnsan"

Björns trädgård (Björn's Garden)

E: Söder torn at Medborgarplatsen

by Lennart Börjeson, 180 meters away

Söder torn, Fatburstrappan 18.

Söder torn at Medborgarplatsen

F: Teh Plastic Pals at Gota Kallare 18 Nov 2010 koncert

by Jann Lipka, 200 meters away

The Plastic Pals with Bengt Alm, bass and backup vocals Håkan Soold, lead vocals and guitar Olov Öqvi...

Teh Plastic Pals at Gota Kallare 18 Nov 2010 koncert

G: Saint Eric Cathedral

by Kah Wai Lin, 260 meters away

Saint Eric Cathedral

H: Mosebacke Torg

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 260 meters away

Mosebacke Torg is by many considered the most beautiful square in Stockholm. On the south side is the...

Mosebacke Torg

I: Mosebacke vattentorn

by Lennart Börjeson, 270 meters away

Mosebacke vattentorn på Fiskargatan 2-4 vid Mosebacke torg är 32 meter hög och byggd av tegel. Arkite...

Mosebacke vattentorn

J: Memorial place at Katarina church

by Lennart Börjeson, 290 meters away

Minnelsunden vid Katarina kyrka.

Memorial place at Katarina church

This panorama was taken in Sweden, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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